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Black Women Hold Record Share of S&P 500 Boardroom Seats

  • Etsy, Caesars and HP boost diversity of their directors
  • Women held 14 more seats on S&P 500 boards in November
Marla Blow
Marla BlowPhotographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

An unprecedented number of new Black female directors has helped women gain a record share of boardroom seats at S&P 500 companies this year.

Etsy Inc., Caesars Entertainment Inc. and HP Inc. were among companies adding Black women to their boards in November, with women gaining a net 14 seats overall, data compiled by Bloomberg show. This year, 168 Black women hold 231 spots of the more than 5,500 seats at S&P 500 companies, according to ISS Corporate Solutions, the data and analytics provider that advises companies on corporate governance, executive pay and ESG matters.